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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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Earning the GAFPB: an Airman’s evolution

Posted  January 6, 2017

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Swimming has never been a problem for me in the past, but this time was different. As I walked out of the locker room and saw the line of U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Navy Sailors waiting and watching as fellow participants struggled to complete the swim, a feeling of…

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USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Capt. Mike “Havac” Gilpatrick, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Capt. Jason “Brick” Sewell, 43rd Operation Support Squadron pilot, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for take-off before a Joint Forcible Entry exercise at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

Posted  January 6, 2017

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

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Nellis, Creech cookie drive brings holiday cheer to dorm residents

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Cookie drive volunteers work together to prepare packages of cookies for the dorm residents on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 15. The overall goal for the cookie drive was to provide one dozen cookies and a holiday greeting cards to each of the residents. NELLIS AIR…

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Cyber Readiness: 365-day requirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Adhering to standard physical security, information security and information assurance policies has never been more important due to today’s ever-evolving cyber threats. Members of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range can be put to the test on all three areas in a…

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